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  • Steve B
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    Looking for help. Curbing my dogs.

    Hey all.
    So, I have recently been noticing that my 2 dogs have been peeing on the corners of my grills and snowblower, stays outside, covered, during the winter. Just once and a while. Not happy but it’s almost tolerable. Anyway I get home from work today, let the dogs out, wife had them out about an hour earlier and I see they went on my preformer, kettle, JJGEORGE table, LSG and snowblower. All this afternoon.
    NOT acceptable!!!
    I’m afraid that if this continues as the weather gets warmer things are gonna start to, well STINK.
    Sooo my question to you is what can I do to curb them from doing this???
    Now anyone here who has dogs know they ain’t going anywhere. And my grills sure as hell ain’t going anywhere either.

    Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance. And for listening to my rant.
    SteveB.
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    #2
    I know a veterinarian that his Uroligist father in-law give him a vesectomy at his small animal clinic. He said the only side effect was the urge to pee on the side of everything. So it seems they are simply dealing with an urge. Good luck with THAT!

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    • JimLinebarger
      JimLinebarger commented
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      So the vet had a vasectomy procedure done at his clinic? Does he have the urge to chase his tail now? Does he climb all over the furniture, too? Won't ask about the sniffing thing.

    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      JimLinebarger That is some funny stuff right there. LMAO 😂
  • tRidiot
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    #3
    Electrify them....

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    • Oak Smoke
      Oak Smoke commented
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      I've done that to protect a set of Cragar SS mags once. I used a fence charger. It was quite a show. I couldn't do it to a dog I cared about. These were strays in an old town with no leash law.

    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      tRidiot are talking about an E-Collar? I do have those. The problem is that we usually let them out in the backyard, fenced in, while we go about our business.

    • tRidiot
      tRidiot commented
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      No, it was a half-tongue-in-cheek reference at an electric fence wire run around your grills. If you've ever known anyone who urinated on an electric fence, they'll tell you it's quite a deterrent. lol
  • ComfortablyNumb
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    #4
    Is this a winter thing? Where do they relieve themselves in the summer? Is there something preventing from using that area? The E-collar will work, but you have to watch and catch them in the act to make it effective. tRidiot may have meant to put up hot wire, which would mean getting an energiser and stringing wire. Is it possible to put up a physical barrier? I have chain link panels I got at the feed store. They are made for containing dogs, on panel has a man door, the other three are straight panels. They are held together with clamps, with four you can make an enclosure. If you could get some panels you could put them up so the dogs can't get to your equipment, yet have the run of the yard.

    This isn't the one I have, but to give you an idea: https://smile.amazon.com/Lucky-Dog-G...s%2A=0&ie=UTF8
    Last edited by ComfortablyNumb; March 16, 2019, 07:06 PM.

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    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      No this started last summer. But it was very random. I do have a large colapasable dog pen which when opened up can keep them from my grills. Will give this a try. Thanks brother.
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    #5
    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...8005328AAmzMu6

    I've heard about spraying. Not like a cat.

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    • NapMaster
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      #6
      ComfortablyNumb is on the right track. You or your wife should go out with the dog to figure out the issue and go from there. There is the potential some other dog is whizzing in the same area and they are just marking their territory. I am a veterinarian and I mark my territory all the time.

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      • Dadof3Illinois
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        • Jul 2017
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        • Southeast Illinois

        #7
        We live in the country but still take the boys out on a leash a lot of the time. Only let them go where you want them too. And give them an alternative spot.

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        • FireMan
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          • Jul 2015
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          • Bottom of Winnebago

          #8
          My dog gets a loud, very stern NO right about when he assumes the position. You watch them & train them to break them of that habit. They will get the message. But, you have to be involved.

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          • EdF
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            Yep.
        • Randy-Phx
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          • Apr 2018
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          #9
          What kind of dogs? Just wondering if I might want one. 😀

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          • Steve B
            Steve B commented
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            Labradoodles. I’ve had this breed of dogs 20+ years now and this is the first time this has happened.
        • Donw
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          • Jul 2017
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          #10
          To train a dog you must observe it, you must correct the action immediately, and you can never allow them to repeat the action without correction.

          The action must be corrected whenever observed. And to train them you have to be with them; so for awhile, only let them out in the backyard when you can be with them, Fill a squirt bottle with water, set to direct stream. Whenever you see the unwanted activity, give a commanding NO and give them a squirt towards the face or ears.

          Sometimes you can just use noise instead of the spray. Fill a metal can with some rocks and vigorously shake the can while giving the NO command.

          If you don’t want to be outside with them, then you need a sound to startle them when in the act. You still need to constantly watch them, and give an immediate correction. A remotely triggered device to produce sound will be needed.

          I wish your question had been about chewing because the answer is simple. Arrid Extra Dry spray deodorant. Works better than any ‘anti-chew’ bitter spray on the market. Good luck.

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          • FireMan
            FireMan commented
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            Yeah, kale for a grizz,

          • Steve B
            Steve B commented
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            Thanks Donw Actually my younger one,
            16 months old, is also eating our bed. So I’ll try the deodorant. BTW he will be loosing his manhood next week. Hopefully that helps as well.

          • RonB
            RonB commented
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            That explains why I have never been bitten it the armpit by a dog...
        • grantgallagher
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          • Feb 2018
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          • NJ

          #11
          Some really really hot sauce on the legs/cover of your cookers. Grills cook food drip fat/flavor/scent everywhere. Thats going to attract the night prowlers (coons skunks etc and the random squirrel and rabbit in day time). All those be a reason for ur pups to reassert its terratory.

          That said, if this is a winter habbit when you havent been cooking, i still wouldnt rule out critters. But it could also easily be the dogs (for whatever reason cause dogs are dogs) marking there because you HAVENT been cooking and its just a change in scenery.

          My experience with “dags” is when they start doing something like that its because something in their world has changed. Be it backyard visitors, lack of burnt wood scent on the ground, or perhaps you play with them when outside and cooking...

          Try and pinpoint anything that might be different and then hopefully youll figure out what needs correcting.

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          • Steve B
            Steve B commented
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            Our back yard is fully fenced in. So I don’t think it’s any other critters. In the 12 years we’ve lived here I’ve only had one racoon in the yard.
            And it’s not a winter thing either. It started last summer. And I do use my cookers all year long.
            Thanks for the help and info.

          • grantgallagher
            grantgallagher commented
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            Steve B in that case i guess they are just measing with you! We have a fully fenced in yard too but somehow the rabbits and occasional skunk find their way in
        • Larry Grover
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          #12
          DonW is right, dogs want to please and feed off energy. if you supervise their behavior and they pee in the right places then give them a high 5 and some treats. If they pee in the wrong places then you have to have to let them know immediately. They should respond to whatever makes you happy, but if you just let them out un-attended then it will be a tough road. Yelling at them two hours after the incident does no good, you have to catch them in the act and respond accordingly.

          Some breeds can be stubborn. I have a 100 pound Lab that does whatever I want, and an 8 pound Maltese that is a challenge. They are both senior citizens now, which is great because we are totally in-synch...they know what I like and I know what they like. So that's the game, let them know what's off limits. And at the end of the day if they were cool give them chicken treats or whatever makes them happy.
          Last edited by Larry Grover; March 17, 2019, 01:38 AM.

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          • Steve B
            Steve B commented
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            I think what is happening is that my younger one, 16 months old, is trying to show his dominance and the older one is having no part of that. Hopefully when Cash,the younger one, gets his nuts removed next week that will help the situation. I’ll see.

          • FireMan
            FireMan commented
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            You are the one who must show dominance.

          • Steve B
            Steve B commented
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            FireMan You are right. My guys know who is the alpha. That being me. But my wife takes such a back seat. It’s hard to get that balance. If you know what I mean.
            I install and up hold rules and the other half does not at all.
            There in lies my deliama. Too some extent.
        • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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          #13
          You can buy a product that's a little plastic spike, you fill it with some pheromone and it encourages your dogs to do their business in that part of the yard. Not sure how well it will work in your situation, but one of mine was peeing before he got off the deck in the morning. We used that spike thing for a bout a month and now he's the only one of the 3 who uses a specific spot in the yard (which is where the spike used to be). Another possible option is to make a cayenne pepper spray with powder and hot water (might be something else in the mix, I forget) and spray around the areas you want them to avoid. I did this when we were having issues with strays and it worked pretty good until we got to rainy season.

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          • Steve B
            Steve B commented
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            Thanks for the info.
            I thought about using a pepper spray but if we have a year like last year it rained practically every second or third day here. So that probably won’t cut it.

          • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
            ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
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            Steve B you can also try Natures Miracle stain on odor. It's a lifesaver in the house with a puppy so the other dogs don't mark the puppies accidents. Might completely get rid of any smells on the grills and help you stop them from going there?

          • Steve B
            Steve B commented
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            Thanks. We have Natures Miracles. Hasn’t worked. Think my little, although not little, guy has a super nose. Even for dogs. 🤔😳😬😁
        • LA Pork Butt
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          #14
          Would a scented fire hydrant help as a new target to lift their leg at?

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          • FireMan
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            #15
            Steve, we should get together & write a book on the subject. I know exactly what you mean. I explained this post to my wife & told her what I had posted. She told me that Derby does it a lot, “he goes where ever he wants to”. Totally blew me away. I then explained to her that the Debster doesn’t do it at all when I am present. Her response was “oh”.
            So, I have some extra special training to do & that is going to be very difficult cuz of the two for one deal. With the one of the two it will not be a stern NO command. It will be gentle & a paragraph or three of reasoning. I can only hope it sticks. With me he is & acts like a dog. With my wife he is a baby who needs treats. Life is good. 😎

            PS. You can’t buy a bunch of stuff to remedy this situation, it is behavioral. 🕶

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            • Steve B
              Steve B commented
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              Yeah. I know it’s behavioral. Think that’s why the wife gets so pissed. No pun intended. 😂
              Hey even if we cain’t write a book. It would still be great to get together. Just because. 👍👍

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